Grosses

'American Sniper' Claims $217.1M After Two Weeks of Wide ReleaseJanuary 30, 2015 01:18 PM

by Daniel Garris

Warner's American Sniper took in $3.67 million on Thursday to lead the daily box office for a fourteenth straight day. The blockbuster Clint Eastwood directed film starring Bradley Cooper was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down a significant 52 percent from last Thursday. American Sniper easily led the weekly box office with $81.32 million for the frame. That was down a healthy 39 percent from the previous week and places the film's domestic total at $217.09 million after two weeks of wide release. American Sniper is running an extremely impressive 56 percent ahead of the $139.54 million two-week take of 2013's Gravity.

The Boy Next Door held steady in second place with $0.792 million. The Jennifer Lopez led thriller from Universal fell 6 percent from Wednesday's performance. The Boy Next Door placed in second for the week with $18.59 million. The film was off to a very solid start this week, especially with its low production budget in mind. The Boy Next Door is running 18 percent ahead of the $15.71 million seven-day take of 2010's The Back-Up Plan.

Sony's The Wedding Ringer took in $0.685 million to remain in third. The modestly budgeted comedy starring Kevin Hart and Josh Gad was down 4 percent from Wednesday and down 42 percent from last Thursday. The Wedding Ringer placed in third for the week with $14.367 million. That was down 49 percent from the previous week and brings the film's two-week total to a solid $42.44 million.

The Weinstein Company's The Imitation Game continued to claim fourth with $0.542 million for the day. The Best Picture nominee starring Benedict Cumberbatch fell a slim 2 percent from Wednesday and just 13 percent from last Thursday. The Imitation Game placed in fifth for the week with $9.28 million and has grossed a healthy $62.78 million to date.

Fellow Best Picture nominee Selma was up two spots and 14 percent over Wednesday to round out Thursday's top five with $0.480 million. The critically acclaimed film from Paramount finished in seventh this week with $7.19 million. That was down 55 percent from the previous frame and places the film's total gross at $40.91 million after three weeks of wide release.

Paddington was down one spot and 2 percent from Wednesday to land in sixth with $0.447 million. The well received family film from The Weinstein Company placed in fourth for the week with $14.364 million. Paddington was down 48 percent from last week and has grossed $42.04 million in its first two weeks.

Weekend Actuals (Domestic) Fri, Jul. 14 - Sun, Jul. 16

Wide (1000+)

#TitleweekendLocationsAvg.TotalWks.Dist.
1X-Men$54,472,061--3,025--$18,007$54,472,0611Fox
2Scary Movie$26,195,912-38%3,152240$8,311$89,921,0322Miramax / Dimension
3The Perfect Storm$17,130,295-37%3,4070$5,028$128,503,9793Warner Bros.
4The Patriot$10,612,898-31%3,0610$3,467$82,767,6803Sony / Columbia
5Disney's The Kid$10,471,323-17%2,320153$4,514$30,006,3522Disney
6Chicken Run$7,914,302-20%2,95352$2,680$48,551,7134DreamWorks
7Me, Myself & Irene$5,702,657-32%2,850-146$2,001$77,101,4184Fox
8Big Momma's House$2,829,703-30%1,643-283$1,722$108,299,8467Fox
9Gone in 60 Seconds$2,544,678-29%1,702-169$1,495$90,991,6156Disney
10Shaft$2,386,057-42%1,747-515$1,366$47,591,8655Paramount